Reichstett Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation unit
  • Vacuum distillation unit
  • Fluid catalytic cracking unit
  • Catalytic reformer
  • Product hydrotreaters
  • Sulfur recovery units
  • Bitumen Units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude oil deliveries to the refinery are via The South European Pipeline from Fos-sur-Mer in the South of France.
  • Crude is supplied from the Mediterranean, Africa, Baltic Region, Latin America, Middle East as well as the North Sea.

Products Produced

  • The refinery produces approximately 45% middle distillates and 20% gasoline.

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • Petroplus purchased the refinery from Shell in 2007, along with Petit Couronne Refinery.
  • The purchase price of both refineries was $475 million, excluding net working capital, which is expected to be approximately $400 million.
  • Petroplus announced in April 2010, that it was Considering Strategic Alternatives for the refinery including the potential sale of the refinery.
  • Petroplus announced in October 2010, that it was to close the refinery


  • 1963 - Inauguration of the Reichstett Refinery
  • 2005 - Total sold it share to Shell.
  • 2007 - The refinery was purchased from Shell
  • 2011 - Petroplus announces the closure of the refinery and conversion to a terminal

Relevant Links

  1. Petroplus to Acquire Shell’s Petit Couronne and Reichstett Vendenheim Refineries August 2007
  2. Petroplus Considers Strategic Alternatives at Reichstett Refinery April 2010
  3. # Royal Dutch Shell signs Letter of Intent for the sale of two French refineries
  4. Petroplus To Commence Conversıon Of The Reıchstett Refınery To A Terminal
  5. Petroplus Provides Update On Strategic Review Of The Reichstett Refinery
  6. Refinery Flow Diagram
  7. Shell announces European refinery share swap with Total July 2005

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